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Congressman David Price tours UNC Medical Center’s benign hematology clinic

Congressman David Price tours UNC Medical Center’s benign hematology clinic

The congressman was then honored with the Cure HHT’s Champion Award for his work securing funding for a multi-state pilot program that will be headquartered in Chapel Hill and led by Raj Kasthuri, MD, director of UNC’s HHT Center of Excellence.

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Staring down the widowmaker

Staring down the widowmaker

Roger Darr’s heart attack was caused ventricular fibrillation, or “sudden cardiac death”. Most patients who experience ventricular fibrillation at home do not survive. But thanks to high quality CPR provided by his quick-thinking wife, first responders, the Emergency Room staff at Central Carolina Hospital, and the providers at the UNC Medical Center, Roger is around to tell his story.

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UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells – and related to Alzheimer’s disease – can be stopped or reversed.

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From the Ground Up: The State of Cancer Care in Malawi

From the Ground Up: The State of Cancer Care in Malawi

Satish Gopal, MD, head of UNC’s cancer care efforts at UNC-Project Malawi, will welcome collaborators from across the region for the Malawi Cancer Care Symposium on Aug. 28 and 29.

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The Science of Fluoride Flipping

The Science of Fluoride Flipping

A new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes – the crucial underpinnings of human health and disease.

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Damania featured in UNC's Women in Science Wednesday series

Damania featured in UNC's Women in Science Wednesday series

Blossom Damania, PhD, is the vice dean for research, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the UNC School of Medicine, and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on the biological mechanism behind cancer-causing viruses.

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UNC Health Care CEO William Roper Named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

UNC Health Care CEO William Roper Named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

As UNC Health Care’s CEO, Dr. Roper oversees a clinical enterprise that provides more than 3 million clinic visits across North Carolina each year. He is also Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, which is nationally ranked for primary care, family care and rural medicine.

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Helping caregivers find their way back to normal

When a critical incident takes its toll on staff, the volunteers on the Critical Incident Stress Management team helps them figure what normal looks like after an emotional trauma.

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Group led by UNC physician writes patient safety bundle for hypertension in pregnant women

Group led by UNC physician writes patient safety bundle for hypertension in pregnant women

Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH, director of maternal-fetal medicine at UNC, was lead author on the commentary, which makes 14 specific recommendations on how best to address the needs of pregnant and recently postpartum women who face a sudden spike in blood pressure.

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UNC School of Medicine welcomes new PhD students to BBSP

The Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program (BBSP) welcomed a new class of PhD students to Chapel Hill this week for orientation.

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Piven to headline Science Café at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Piven to headline Science Café at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Joe Piven, MD, will headline the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ weekly Science Café on Thursday, August 24.

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Mario Capecchi will give keynote talk at Smithies Nobel Symposium

Mario Capecchi will give keynote talk at Smithies Nobel Symposium

Mark your calendars for September 19 at 3 p.m. for a talk by Italian scientist Mario Capecchi, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Martin Evans and our own Oliver Smithies.

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UNC-led FIT program helps former prisoners take on chronic illnesses

UNC-led FIT program helps former prisoners take on chronic illnesses

A $340,000 The Duke Endowment grant helps UNC Family Medicine physician Evan Ashkin expand Formerly Incarcerated Transition program into Orange County.

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Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center

Researchers ramp up new UNC Autism Research Center

With seed money from the Kenan Charitable Trust, the new center takes aim at the greatest challenges facing the field of autism spectrum disorder.

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Researchers find genetic precursors of leukemia in patients treated for non-blood cancers

Researchers find genetic precursors of leukemia in patients treated for non-blood cancers

A study led by UNC Lineberger's Catherine Coombs, MD, revealed new risk factors for “clonal hematopoiesis,” a medical phenomenon in which genetic mutations are found in the blood cells of patients who do not have an existing blood cancer.

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Karl Holt selected as Tillman Scholar

Karl Holt selected as Tillman Scholar

In honor of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, the award supports active-duty military, veterans, and military spouses driven to make a positive impact in their communities or around the world.

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Jensen delivers Whitehead Lecture

Jensen delivers Whitehead Lecture

Brian Jensen, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pharmacology, delivered the 2017 Whitehead Lecture. The event, which serves as an unofficial convocation of the UNC School of Medicine, has been held annually since 1947.

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